House of Plantagenet

English royal dynasty in medieval England

The House of Plantagenet ruled England in some form or another from the reign of Henry II, beginning in 1154, until the House of Tudor came to power when Richard III fell at the Battle of Bosworth Field in 1485.

House of Plantagenet

Armorial of Plantagenet
Parent houseAngevins
CountryKingdom of England, Kingdom of France, Lordship of Ireland, Principality of Wales
FounderGeoffrey Plantagenet, Count of Anjou
Final rulerRichard III of England
Cadet branches

It goes back to the Angevin counts (from 1360, dukes) of the western French province of Anjou. Three dynasties belong to it: Angevins, House of Lancaster (Lancastrians) and House of York (Yorkists). Lancastrians and Yorkists fought against each other the Wars of the Roses to get the crown for their dynasty alone.

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